Meghan Markle news: Is this Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new Windsor home?
ADELAIDE Cottage in Home Park, Windsor, is said to be a generous wedding gift from the Queen to newlyweds Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Meghan Markle, the now Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry have reportedly been given the Grade II listed property as a present after their May 19 wedding.
No official palace source has confirmed the move yet but according to a Daily Mail source, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been for a viewing and love the place.
Meghan and Harry are said to like the fact that the home is close to London while still being a bit removed.
The cottage also offers close proximity to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s private apartments and only a few miles from the Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park, which Harry frequents.
Nestled in the heart of Windsor’s Home Park, the cottage is near St George’s Chapel, where Meghan and Prince Harry said their vows.
The cottage was built in 1831 as a retreat for King William IV’s wife Queen Adelaide.
Since then, the house has been home to Royal dignitaries and courtiers – most recently Simon Rhodes, son of the Queen’s cousin and best friend Margaret Rhodes, who died in 2016.
Famously, the cottage was home to Princess Margaret’s lover Group Captain Peter Townsend and his wife Rosie Marchioness Camden in 1945 before his romance with the princess.
The cottage was described as ‘chastely elegant’ when it was first built and is called ‘picturesque’ by the heritage organisation Historic England.
Adelaide Cottage underwent renovation in 2015.
According to Historic England, the main bedroom has a coved ceiling with gilded dolphins and rope ornament from a 19th Century Royal yacht.
The home has a marble Graeco-Egyptian fireplace, one of the many features which make it of national importance.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK